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Fuerte Bulnes - Historical Building Punta Arenas - Chile

Located approximately 56 kilometers south of Punta Arenas, the original Fuerte Bulnes fort was the first Patagonian settlement in the area. Built in 1843 by the crew of the Ancud, a Chilean vessel was sent to the area to claim & occupy the territory. The modern fort, reconstructed 100 years later in 1943, was originally designed to house a museum, though the majority of the artifacts have been relocated to museums in Punta Arenas and Santiago. Today, Fuerte Bulnes is a replica of the wooden fort, a chapel, defense walls & canons. There is no public transport to the fort, but several Punta Arenas agencies run half day tours here.

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Here are other activities in and around Punta Arenas that may be of interest: Estancia San Gregorio and Posada Hostería Río Verde.

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